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Old 11-02-13, 08:25 PM   #3401
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

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So, hanshotfirst, what are your feelings on Greg Weisman co-exec. producing the new Star Wars Rebel animated series. Personally, my own fears are that like so many of Weisman's other shows, it'll only last two seasons.)
There's one and only one Star Wars project I ever have interest in paying for at the moment, and until that comes out, my interest in any other stuff is limited. But at the moment, I'm just thrilled that the rest of Gargoyles came out, I thought that was a lost cause if ever there was one.

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I had to look up Weisman, I didn't recognize his name, but I recognized the shows he's worked on. I'd say that's a pretty good pedigree.
He's worked with Disney before on their acclaimed Gargoyles animated series in the 1990s. He worked on The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice (Did either ever get full DVD releases?), both of which were pretty well-regarded. His fellow Rebels producer David Filoni also worked on Avatar: The Last Airbender, an excellent Lucas-esque animated action series in a similar vein. Apparently he also worked on The Clone Wars series, but I'd divorced myself from all things Star Wars at that point and don't know much of anything about it. Wiseman has written a lot of stuff here and there for other genre shows too.
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Old 11-02-13, 10:52 PM   #3402
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

I have to say that you're missing out by not watching Clone Wars. I'm still working through the series and it's a lot of fun. They manage to make Senator Jar Jar Binks an honestly amusing character. Not to mention giving Anakin some actual depth and dimension.

Avatar was also a fantastic show, if this is the pedigree of the show runners then I think Rebels is going to really knock our socks off.
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Old 11-04-13, 07:29 AM   #3403
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

If the OOT ever comes out properly, I'll consider dipping back into the Star Wars universe, but until then, my time will be spent elsewhere. Open wound .
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Old 11-04-13, 01:54 PM   #3404
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If the OOT ever comes out properly, I'll consider dipping back into the Star Wars universe, but until then, my time will be spent elsewhere. Open wound .
I would as well. Unlike a lot of you on the board, I'm not a fanboy of Star Wars. I saw SW in 1977 in the theaters and liked it but was always more of a Star Trek guy. When they started to be re-released 15 - 20 years ago, and then the prequels, I took my son. Although I didn't care for the movies or what they had done to them, I enjoyed the father/son experience. I had the LD for years and that is what I would watch. If they ever do re-release the OOT I'd pick them up just to show my support for how it should have been done in the first place.
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Old 12-03-13, 11:40 AM   #3405
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

I recently bought the Complete Saga BD set and so far I am enjoying it. Up to Empire Strikes Back with audio commentary right now.
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Old 12-03-13, 04:08 PM   #3406
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I recently bought the Complete Saga BD set and so far I am enjoying it. Up to Empire Strikes Back with audio commentary right now.
It is a decent set, but like the 2004 DVD set, it just feels like it should have been out a few years before.
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Old 12-03-13, 04:20 PM   #3407
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

Well I guess 5 years into the format was an improvement over 7 years into the format.
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Old 12-04-13, 08:51 AM   #3408
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

They had to release the Blu-ray in 2011 to keep up the 'new version every 7 years' (SE theatrical: 1997, DVD: 2004, Blu-ray: 2011)
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Old 05-10-14, 02:07 PM   #3409
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

An article discussing the likelyhood of Disney releasing the unaltered original trilogy:
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/...-wars-we-want/

Basically, the article is just rehashing all the old points and reaches the conclusion that the hold up is likely the distribution deal with Fox.
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Old 05-10-14, 06:48 PM   #3410
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On the distribution end maybe, but of course there's still the question of the restoration itself. Obviously, what materials they have or don't have, what has or hasn't been restored so far, and so forth. But it sounds like this is basically more of the same, and we're simply speculating in circles until there's any official confirmation of anything. I'm reluctant to get my hopes up, and that article makes it sound like the likelihood is low, low, low. Technically feasible with Lucas out of the picture at last, but it sounds like legal tangle is formidable.
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Old 05-10-14, 08:59 PM   #3411
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

I'm still trying to track down the special releases from a few years ago, at a decent price, that had the original versions as "bonus" features. Non anamorphic, sure, but at least they're the proper versions.
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Old 05-10-14, 09:46 PM   #3412
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

So nothing is planned. Kinda disheartening.
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Old 05-10-14, 11:35 PM   #3413
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So nothing is planned. Kinda disheartening.
Hardly surprising. Not much new info, just the same stuff we've been speculating in circles about since Disney bought the franchise. I still think hell will freeze over before the the OOT gets remastered in 4K (or more) like it deserves, but I'd love nothing better than to be wrong.
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Old 05-10-14, 11:51 PM   #3414
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This is what makes the OOT fans insane. Bitches and moans for years of not getting the OOT. Lucas actually release the version but they still bitch and moan. "But it's not good enough' It cries of elitism. I bet when the OOT releases on BR they'll have new reasons to bitch and moan.
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Old 05-11-14, 12:55 AM   #3415
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This is what makes the OOT fans insane. Bitches and moans for years of not getting the OOT. Lucas actually release the version but they still bitch and moan. "But it's not good enough' It cries of elitism. I bet when the OOT releases on BR they'll have new reasons to bitch and moan.
How do you figure? After the OOT, there's nothing else so anyone bitching after that is small potatoes. The elitist comment doesn't make sense either because the " special editions" were created from an elitist position I boycotted the blu ray release because of the changes but hey, if you like Hayden Christianson creeping you out at the end of ROTJ then that's your prerogative.
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Old 05-11-14, 01:20 AM   #3416
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This is what makes the OOT fans insane. Bitches and moans for years of not getting the OOT. Lucas actually release the version but they still bitch and moan. "But it's not good enough' It cries of elitism. I bet when the OOT releases on BR they'll have new reasons to bitch and moan.
The bitching and moaning was for the original versions of the films to be released in fashion that was at least baseline for the technology at the time.
That meant, at the very least, being anamorphic.

Fox is currently releasing DVD-Rs through its own archive-like program. Many of these titles feature smeary, standard def era masters, pan and scan, and 4:3 letterbox. Should I as a film buff be thrilled Fox is finally releasing these titles to dvd for me to buy, or do I have cause to feel insulted that they believe this is the kind of effort that justifies someone like me parting with my hard earned money?
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Old 05-11-14, 01:41 AM   #3417
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Re: Star Wars CONFIRMED on Blu-ray in 2011!

While it's not an official release, there are sources of newly remastered video for the unaltered Original Trilogy. It apparently looks quite good and far better than the SD versions we got from Lucas.
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Old 05-11-14, 06:28 AM   #3418
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This is what makes the OOT fans insane. Bitches and moans for years of not getting the OOT. Lucas actually release the version but they still bitch and moan. "But it's not good enough' It cries of elitism. I bet when the OOT releases on BR they'll have new reasons to bitch and moan.
The non-anamorphic versions which weren't up to industry standard from laserdisc masters? Nope, sorry, not acceptable. If they didn't want to do it correctly, they shouldn't have done it at all. If direct-to-video pornography and Asylum movies can be anamorphic, the most popular and influential series of films ever made can be too. This was worse than not getting it at all. Caligula is anamorphic. Hillside Cannibals is anamorphic. They weren't even up to technical standards of 1999, much less the year they were released. And they released precisely because they wanted to say "Well, we released them and no one was happy." The company that brought us THX calibration isn't stupid, they know. If Lucas really wanted to rewrite history in his Orwellian way, then he should've stuck to his guns and not released it at all. I'd still have hated that and been campaigning for the OOT to be released, but then he'd at least have stuck to his guns. Doing it half-assed was worse than not doing it at all. This was the final insult.
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Old 05-11-14, 07:20 AM   #3419
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I didn't read the article and frankly, haven't really been keeping up on curren news (or lack thereof) of the OOT and I realize there seem to be legal issues holding up any new release but it would be a MASSIVE lost opportunity not to release the OOT in time for the new Star Wars film in a couple years.

I have faith by that time any issues will magically be cleared up and the OOT will finally be released. If it's not released by the then I doubt it will ever be released.
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For that to happen I'd assume they'd already have to be working on it. With the constant mention of how deteriorated the negatives are it sounds like an intensive job, especially to be done right.
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Old 05-11-14, 09:53 AM   #3421
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I have faith by that time any issues will magically be cleared up and the OOT will finally be released. If it's not released by the then I doubt it will ever be released.
But the rights holder does not want it to be released. That's the roadblock.
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Lucas used to be the roadblock, in his desperation to rewrite history. I don't think that Fox doesn't want the OOT released, I just think that as the most profitable film franchise in the world, they probably aren't very keen on sharing the profits.
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Old 05-11-14, 11:35 AM   #3423
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I am going to go to the store early in the morning to pick up my copy of the original theatrical releases of Star Wars. That way I have time to watch all three before the game 7 of the World Series starts where the Chicago Cubs win it.
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I bet when the OOT releases on BR they'll have new reasons to bitch and moan.
By the time FOX and Disney straighten this out - if they ever do - Blu-ray will be a dead format. They'll be digital downloads only.
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It's a good thing Lucas is out of the picture, because even he did consent to a restoration, which he never would, it'd probably be at best 1080p which wouldn't be much use in the next generation. This needs a 4K+ restoration to properly archive it for all time, and ideally, someone should make a new negative off of that. Anyway, as for the above-mentioned about Blu being out of the picture by the time this happens, which it won't anyway. The more optimistic way of looking at that is that it means that Fox and Disney should be willing to out aside their differences and strike the iron is hot-the OOT would be the perfect way to win back many old fans and the mania will be at an all-time high with the Abrams movie coming out-but it's still probably unlikely.
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